Rothay Garden Hotel

Broadgate, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA22 9RJ, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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Rain and more rain!

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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Today started sunny and we set off walking. Walked up hill and then down to the edge of Lake Derwentwater, to Hawes End, then along the shore to High Brandle How. Beautiful scenery of hills and the lake, but got wetter and wetter.

Then took the little ferry around the lake to Keswick, and did some more ...

...A Smidgen more of the Lion

A travel blog entry by travelindan

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... candy (UK flavored mnm's) in a McFlurry. Nom Nom! This is an awesome happening town and I am glad to be able to hang around these parts for a few weeks, even though I'll be a few miles out of town. The WWOOF host is meeting me at 4:00 today to take me back to the farm and show me my area and tour of the grounds (AKA rape and murder me in their barn in the boonies :P).


So bring on the farm animals. I wonder if they are congregating now saying, "Bring on ...

Sunshine and fresh air!

A travel blog entry by sarah49

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... us!

Having walked back down to the car, we were all desperate for a wee so we headed to Grange duck pond to use the facilities (at an outrageous 20p each). I hasten to add, we used the public conveniences there not the pond!

Next we headed off to Silverdale (the long way!) for tea and cake at Hazelwood Farm ngs. Bit of a disappointment that the cakes were a little dry and the lady serving them was a tad menopausal but we battled through.

The ...

What is a SNEK LIFTER??

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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It is a name of a "strong ale" brewed locally in Cumberland. The label says" Be sure to spend your last sixpence wisely!" Also the name of the black metal gadget on each farm door in the cottage that lifts the latch and opens the door!! So now you know. Despite the appalling weather forecast "rain and possible storms", woke to a lovely day. John had a rest day, doing computer stuff. Theresa, David and I went walking up the nearest ...

John finds Hadrian's wall at last.

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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... to look at Temple of Mithras and then Housesteads Roman hill fort and museum. Lots of history here but, soaked through, we decided to call it a day and headed towards the lakes. Settled into a lovely cottage near Derwentwater, in the beautiful Lake District. Bird feeders in the garden guaranteed entertainment - red and grey squirrels and numerous birds just outside the windows on a lovely sunny evening. Dinner at the local pub to end a great day, despite the ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Broadgate, Grasmere, is near The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson's), Easedale Tarn, Dove Cottage, and Helm Crag.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding